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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 22, 2015 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $35.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETrE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L Dormanmla Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 119 - No. 21 Friday, May 22, 2015 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. In Loving Memory of My Brother Dominic Compochiario by Anna Marie Amoroso My brother Dominic was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. You would never know he was even sick. He continued to work, walk his dog, meet with friends for lunch and go to every event he needed to be at. Everyone loved him. He would help anyone at anytime. He was just this kind of a man. He knew so many people that it was amazing. His love of baseball started when he was a young boy. My mother NEVER had to worry about him getting into trouble because he was down the park playing ball, then he became a coach for all the young children in the North End. Even though I was 13 years younger than him we always respected each other. We never had any disagreements EVER. Thirteen years ago my mom fell and broke her hip. We needed to have her live in the North End Nursing Home. He went to visit her every single night. He was the best son and the best big brother anyone could wish for. I wa so blessed to have him. This June 21 st he would have been 77 years old. His last five weeks he took sick and went downhill. The nurses at the Mass General Cancer Unit were the most wonderful nurses anyone could ever wish for. My brother had friends that came every day to visit. I saw grown men fight back tears; they had to leave right away. I saw a friend of his climb ten flights of stairs to visit his friend. They were so loyal to their best friend. I was a witness to everyone's visit. Forty-eight hours before my brother took his last breath he said to me, "Anna Marie don't worry about me I am going to be OK." I kissed him and told him I loved him and I would be back tomorrow to visit. At 4:30 am I got a call that he was breathing very shallow. I think I flew back to the Mass General, that day I stayed for most of the day. The next morning he quietly stopped breathing. I believe in my heart he went straight to heaven to visit my Mom, family and friends. "Dominic Campochiaro, I love you;" I told him I would write him an article. God rest his soul. The opinions our:columnists and contributors Posttte isa photos F00manuel ', YIanny" Strano JANUARY 12, 1918 - MAY 14, 2015 00Part of the Greatest Generation Emanuel N. "Manny" Strano, a longtime resident of Charlestown and formerly of the North End, entered into eternal life on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Massa- chusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness. He was 97 years old. Manny is the beloved hus- band of the late Rose A. (Gilgunn) Strano. He is the devoted father of Frances Fitzgerald and her husband James of Charlestown, Rose Howell and Vincent Doherty of Charlestown, Joseph Strano and his wife Joanne of Everett, Theresa Boston and her late husband Steve of Cali- fornia, and the late Mary Keating-Fidler, Anthony Strano (B.F.D) and Emanuel Strano. He is the loving grandfather to 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. Manny is the beloved brother of the late Paul Strano and Peter Strano. Manny was born in Boston on January 12, 1918, son of the late Antonio Strano and Francesca (Enzirilla) Strano. He grew up in the North End where he was edu- cated in the Boston Public School system and graduated from high school. Manny enlisted into the United States Army on June 10, 1946 and served his country with courage and honor. He was discharged on June 9, 1949 with the rank of Sergeant and re-enlisted into the Army and served his country once more dur- ing the Korean Conflict. He was discharged on August 20, 1952 with the rank of Special- ist First Class. Following his military service, Manny worked as a Foreman for the Metropolitan District Commission (DCR) for many years before his retire- ment. Manny was the oldest member of the Halligan Club in Charlestown and also a member of The Old Charlestown Schoolboy's Association, the Bunker Hill American Legion Post #26, and the Golden Age Center. Manny loved art, painting, gardening, and playing bingo. Funeral was from The Carr Funeral Home, Bunker Hill Street. Charlestown followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church, Warren Street Charlestown. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. A memorial donation can be made in Manny's name to the Chelsea Soldier's Home c/o Activities Fund, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, Mass. 02150. Strano February 14, 1944 - May 18, 2015 Joseph Strano of Everett, formerly of Charlestown passed on May 18 th. Beloved husband of Joanne T. (LeVine) for over 44 years. Devoted son of the late Rose A. (Gilgunn) and Emanuel N. Strano. Dear and devoted father of Joseph P. Strano, Jr., of Everett and Jacqueline M. Strano of Brooklyn, NY. Dear brother of Frances Fitzgerald and her husband James; Rose Howell and Vincent Doherty all of Charlestown, Theresa Boston and her late husband Steve of CA, and the late Mary Keating- Fidler, Anthony and Emanuel Strano. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews. Late member of the Teamsters' Union Local 25. Funeral was from the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in St. Leonard Church, Boston. Services concluded with burial in St. Michael Cem- etery, Boston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Soci- ety or to send your gift by U.S. Mail, please make check payable to: The I-ISUS and mail it to: The Humane Society of the United States, Dept: Memorial Donations, 2100 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037. Funeral was from the Cafasso & Sons Funeral Home, Clark Street, Everett fol- lowed by a funeral Mass in the Immacu- late Conception Church, 487 Broadway, Everett. Interment at Glenwood Cem- etery, Everett. In lieu of flowers, contri- butions can be made in Joseph's memory to the American Liver Founda- tion, 188 Needham Street, Suite 240, Newton, MA 02464. REMEMBERING SGT. SAt, MUSCARELLA October 8, 1923 - September 9, 2014 Many military planes flew over our rooftop at 149 Richmond Street during the war. My sister Virginia and I waved at them all. Uncle Salvi's plane did pass over one day -- destination England. He was a member of the 8 th Army Air Force, assigned to a B17 as a gunner/radio operator that made 35 missions over Europe. He married his sweet- heart, Helen Tarantino on May 20, 1945 at He always found time to help his sisters and brothers and their children, even though he worked two jobs. Throughout the years he kept in touch and met up with his service buddies many times. I asked him once, how he was able to do all of this. He simply replied, "Because I loved doing it!" This man, my uncle served both his coun- try and family in a very honorable way. So St. Leonard's Church. They raised five now, 72 years later, again I look up children, Joseph, John, Janice, Linda and wave to him in his heavenly and Louis. place. Johnny Boy I